Dec 08

Friday, December 9, 2016

Tree Pic 2014

SINGING CHRISTMAS TREE  DVD ORDERS NOW BEING TAKEN:

Here is a link to an order form for the this year’s TREE DVD and/or Photos. The orders are due no later than Monday, December 12th, by 3pm. Order forms are also available on the black table in the choir room. Items will be available for pick-up in the MSHS Choir Room on Friday, December 16. We do not mail order DVD’s.

CLICK HERE: DVD-Photo Order Form 

 

Also, there are extra Tree Programs and Small Tree Pictures on the black table at the front of the room. Feel free to take some!

 

volunteer

NEW! TREE VOLUNTEERS!

Thank You so much to all the parent, friend and alumni volunteers that make this event possible. We are one village and it takes all of us to make this event happen each year!

 

anything goes

NEW! Allegro MANDATORY Parent Meeting! This coming Monday, December 12th at 7pm right here in the choir room!

NEW! Allegros rehearsals begin next week Tuesday and Thursday 3pm-5:30pm. Full Cast!

 

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Singers: Upcoming Stuff: 

Monday: 9:00am-9:15am-Sing for the Middle School Student

TBA-Record Christmas Card Greeting for GIELOW, GROOM TERPSTRA & McEVOY. 

 

 

 

publicity

Tree Publicity, 2016

adopt a family pic

NEW! Hey Choirs! We are again adopting a large family for the holidays and will wrap all our gifts and deliver them as well as carol in front of their home! This has become another choir tradition! This year, all families are from the Mona Shores Schools! Here is the info on our family. What we do (and Treble Choir, you do much of the leg work on this, FYI (including when we spend a day wrapping the gifts), is collect money and gift donations until we have TON! Then we wrap, deliver and sing! It’s a truly rewarding experience!

THIS YEAR:

Monday, December 9, 2016

Treble Choir: $77.81

Anchormen $8.77

Singers: $112.15

 

Family #17 (Lawton)

Name Age & Gender Gift Ideas Clothing Size Shoe Size
Billy (dad) Men’s Boxers/Socks 32
Amber (mom) Yoga-type pants (L) and shirts (M); frying pan, laundry soap, dish towels M shirts

L pants

Lanah 9 (F) Troll stuff, art supplies, barbie, dvds; stretch pants(not jeans); 14-16 girls
Madilyn 8 (F) Pj’s, barbies, troll stuff, art supplies, dvds 10-12 girls
Jacob 6 (M) Teenage mutant ninja turtles, legos, transformers, dvds 7-8 boys
Annika 3 (F) Frozen stuff, barbies, coloring books, dora stuff, dvds 5t Boots 9
Blaise 2 (M) Tonka trucks, paw patrol, big legos 3t shoes/boots 7

Diapers size 5 for Blaise and personal hygiene items for family.

 

Let’s go down memory lane and see what we did last year as way of comparing. Here are some blog posts from this time last year: 

Wednesday, Dec. 16th, 2015 Post 

Our goal is to raise $100 per family member to send ($900 total) which is about $3 per student average. Here is where we stand currently:

Treble $187.51 Total ($2.06 per person ave)

Anchormen $154.04 ($4.16 per person ave)

Singers $331.78 ($4.05 per person ave)

Acappella $246.10 ($3.73 per person ave)

Total: 919.43 ($3.33 per person ave)

We are doing AWESOME…KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!

Thursday, Dec. 17th, 2015 Post

REMINDER! Our goal was to raise $100 per family member to send ($900 total) which is about $3 per student average. We crushed that goal! We raised… $1,433! That’s an $5.19!!

 

 

 

nyc

 REMINDER! Your NYC Payment due WAS Dec. 1st!

 

 

 

Dec 07

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Tree Pic 2014

SINGING CHRISTMAS TREE  DVD ORDERS NOW BEING TAKEN:

Here is a link to an order form for the this year’s TREE DVD and/or Photos. The orders are due no later than Monday, November 12th, by 3pm. Order forms are also available on the black table in the choir room. Items will be available for pick-up in the MSHS Choir Room on Friday, December 16. We do not mail order DVD’s.

CLICK HERE: DVD-Photo Order Form 

 

Also, there are extra Tree Programs and Small Tree Pictures on the black table at the front of the room. Feel free to take some!

 

volunteer

NEW! TREE VOLUNTEERS!

Thank You so much to all the parent, friend and alumni volunteers that make this event possible. We are one village and it takes all of us to make this event happen each year!

publicity

Tree Publicity, 2016

adopt a family pic

NEW! Hey Choirs! We are again adopting a large family for the holidays and will wrap all our gifts and deliver them as well as carol in front of their home! This has become another choir tradition! This year, all families are from the Mona Shores Schools! Here is the info on our family. What we do (and Treble Choir, you do much of the leg work on this, FYI (including when we spend a day wrapping the gifts), is collect money and gift donations until we have TON! Then we wrap, deliver and sing! It’s a truly rewarding experience!

 

Family #17 (Lawton)

Name Age & Gender Gift Ideas Clothing Size Shoe Size
Billy (dad) Men’s Boxers/Socks 32
Amber (mom) Yoga-type pants (L) and shirts (M); frying pan, laundry soap, dish towels M shirts

L pants

Lanah 9 (F) Troll stuff, art supplies, barbie, dvds; stretch pants(not jeans); 14-16 girls
Madilyn 8 (F) Pj’s, barbies, troll stuff, art supplies, dvds 10-12 girls
Jacob 6 (M) Teenage mutant ninja turtles, legos, transformers, dvds 7-8 boys
Annika 3 (F) Frozen stuff, barbies, coloring books, dora stuff, dvds 5t Boots 9
Blaise 2 (M) Tonka trucks, paw patrol, big legos 3t shoes/boots 7

Diapers size 5 for Blaise and personal hygiene items for family.

 

nyc

 REMINDER! Your NYC Payment due WAS Dec. 1st!

 

 

 

Dec 04

Monday, December 5, 2016

Tree Pic 2014

SINGING CHRISTMAS TREE  DVD ORDERS NOW BEING TAKEN:

Here is a link to an order form for the this year’s TREE DVD and/or Photos. The orders are due no later than Monday, November 12th, by 3pm. Order forms are also available on the black table in the choir room. Items will be available for pick-up in the MSHS Choir Room on Friday, December 16. We do not mail order DVD’s.

CLICK HERE: DVD-Photo Order Form 

 

Also, there are extra Tree Programs and Small Tree Pictures on the black table at the front of the room. Feel free to take some!

 

volunteer

NEW! TREE VOLUNTEERS!

Thank You so much to all the parent, friend and alumni volunteers that make this event possible. We are one village and it takes all of us to make this event happen each year!

publicity

Tree Publicity, 2016

adopt a family pic

NEW! Hey Choirs! We are again adopting a large family for the holidays and will wrap all our gifts and deliver them as well as carol in front of their home! This has become another choir tradition! This year, all families are from the Mona Shores Schools! Here is the info on our family. What we do (and Treble Choir, you do much of the leg work on this, FYI (including when we spend a day wrapping the gifts), is collect money and gift donations until we have TON! Then we wrap, deliver and sing! It’s a truly rewarding experience!

 

Family #17 (Lawton)

Name Age & Gender Gift Ideas Clothing Size Shoe Size
Billy (dad) Men’s Boxers/Socks 32
Amber (mom) Yoga-type pants (L) and shirts (M); frying pan, laundry soap, dish towels M shirts

L pants

Lanah 9 (F) Troll stuff, art supplies, barbie, dvds; stretch pants(not jeans); 14-16 girls
Madilyn 8 (F) Pj’s, barbies, troll stuff, art supplies, dvds 10-12 girls
Jacob 6 (M) Teenage mutant ninja turtles, legos, transformers, dvds 7-8 boys
Annika 3 (F) Frozen stuff, barbies, coloring books, dora stuff, dvds 5t Boots 9
Blaise 2 (M) Tonka trucks, paw patrol, big legos 3t shoes/boots 7

Diapers size 5 for Blaise and personal hygiene items for family.

 

nyc

 REMINDER! Your NYC Payment due WAS Dec. 1st!

 

 

 

Dec 04

Tree Tear Down in Dire Straits!

NEW! HELP! As evidenced by these photos, there are only a scant few people helping to get the TREE down. They are disheartened, and as one Dad said, “not in a happy place…” This is such a wonderful project. It would be sad to see it go away due to a lack of parent volunteers. If you can help out today, please do. There is much to be done, and so few doing it.

 

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Dec 02

Friday, December 2, 2016…Tree Week Friday! Woot!

Tree Pic 2014

SINGING CHRISTMAS TREE  (2016) TICKET INFORMATION!

The Singing Christmas Tree is being held in downtown Muskegon at the Frauenthal Center of the Performing Arts.  The dates are Dec 1st @ 7pm, Dec 2nd @ 7pm, and Dec 3rd at 3pm and 7pm.  

All Tickets to this year’s Tree productions are SOLD OUT! Thanks so much for your support and we look forward to sharing our music with you all! 

 

volunteer

NEW! PARENT VOLUNTEERS! Follow this link to see when you are signed up for Tree Week and for what job! You should have been contacted by your chairperson by now! Thanks for your support!

Parents, keep in mind that the show tonight (Wed) begins at 6:30pm, NOT 7pm like they do the remainder of the week!

If your chairperson did not tell you what time to be there (or your forgot), then you should arrive 30 minutes prior to the student check in (see the tree week student schedule under “Music Calendar” below.)

CLICK HERE!

notes

NEW! Tree Notes from Thursday night’s rehearsal/show: 

Non-Musical Notes

For Acappella/Treble, as they did not see this one on Wed in class due to exams:

We need to take this concert to the next level. We need to truly entertain, with our entire being. We must reflect the music in our faces at all times. Feel the music. Become one living choir, sharing our humanity! This MUST happen for us to truly be a success. This step will push many of you beyond your comfort zones. DO IT ANYWAY!  You deserve to enjoy this more, and so does your audience. Bear your souls people!

FOR ALL CHOIRS: (A repeat of what I posted on the Mona Shores Choir FB Page last night:

Shores Choir ❤️ Could you feel it tonight? You were INCREDIBLE. I was so proud to be your leader tonight. You followed beautifully, sang with dynamics, sensitivity and with power when called for. You shared your humanity with the audience tonight, I saw your souls! So much love for you tonight. You did it!!! Can’t wait to do it again tomorrow! SAILOR PRIDE!

Priorities Today (FOR FRIDAY): The priority numbers follow the name of the piece

  1. That’s Christmas to Me-6, review sequence…(what comes when!)

  2. Do You Hear What I Hear-4

  3. Iza Ngomso-7

  4. See Amid the Winter’s Snow-4 Review not breathing in the last In Beth—-le—-hem section and review the end.

  5. The Chanukah Song-8 girl’s 3pt section-review and into the next section, top of next page. Review ending “We are Lights” also Christmas Eve, we always fill Santa’s bag!” pg. 22.

  6. Lux Aurumque-3 (the canunt…angeli section…VERY out of tune!)

  7. Cartoon Christmas-9 Words to “Silver and Gold” and notes to “Heat Miser” (starts to match in his clutch”) and

  8. O Holy Night-5 (entrances, notes and words)

  9. Winter Wonderland-2 Just two little sections: “Later on, will inspire” AND the last page turn, “We’re happy tonight”

  10. Jingle Bells-10, Run, for funsies!

  11. Spirit of the Season-1 (Words and pitches…it’s getting better though!)

music calendar

 NEW! Friday, Dec. 2nd

Eat dinner before arriving and do your homework if you can.

6:00pm-­6:15pm check in with attendance on the the 3rd floor.

7:00pm Performance 9:00ish Approx. end time of show.

Go directly home—make sure homework is done—get a good night’s rest.

Saturday, Dec. 3rd

Eat lunch before arriving.

2:05­-2:15pm check in with attendance on the the 3rd floor.

3:00pm Matinee Show. After the first show, head right back up to the 3rd floor for food-Texas Roadhouse!

5:00ish-­We will feed you dinner back up on the 3 rd floor. We may also show you a special Tree lighting show.

6:30pm Final line­up for our last show.

7:00pm ­Our last show!! 9:00ish­

End of our last show for the Singing Christmas Tree!!!

After the show, we have our Singing Tree party at Fricano’s for all who paid in advance. There will be a list at the door and you will be checked in by Fricano’s staff!

The Fricanos Party begins around 9:15pm. If you expect to eat pizza, arrive by 9:30pm! The end of the party is 11pm…Please arrange your rides accordingly! You do not have to stay the entire time.

 

publicity

Tree Publicity, 2016

NEW! MLIVE Coverage of Tree 2016! CLICK HERE!

MLive: http://www.mlive.com/news/muskegon/index.ssf/2016/11/240_singers_67_feet_the_talles.html

 

MLive article, featuring our Angel, Charles Poole III:  CLICK HERE!

 WZZM-TV Spot! http://www.wzzm13.com/news/local/muskegon/singing-christmas-tree-in-place-at-fraeunthal-theater/357099013

We were named among the 10 best by USA Today:  CLICK HERE!

 Fox News did a number of “LIVE” shoots today, including one featuring “The Quarter Notes!” CLICK HERE!

 

nyc

 NEW! NYC Payment due WAS Dec. 1st!

 

lyrics

REMINDER! TREE SONG LYRICS: Here is a link to the lyrics to all of your songs. Special Thanks to Hayleigh Frantz for offering to type all of these  up for us!

Also, if you choose “Add Ons”, Then choose “Table of Contents” and then select, “Show In Sidebar” you will see a Table of Contents where you can click on any song and it will take you right to it. (All songs are currently in alphabetical order by song title, btw.

FOR TREE SONG LYRICS, CLICK HERE:

https://docs.google.com/a/monashores.net/document/d/1TmHIpyiHetICcr5UM7ZpgOjN1S8bze40gSe31VgkaA8/edit?usp=sharing

REMINDER: PRACTICE AND MEMORIZE YOUR TREE SONGS BELOW!

Want to listen to most of the songs at home? Here is a link to a good deal of them: (The version I have here for Chanukah Song isn’t really correct)

ALL OF THESE RECORDINGS ARE REFERENCE RECORDINGS ONLY AND ARE TO BE USED FOR PRACTICE PURPOSES ONLY! 

REMINDER! All of the individual tracks (the part recordings that JaiLynn has been making) have been moved to the “PAGES” section of this blog. The link is called: 

SINGING CHRISTMAS TREE REHEARSAL TRACKS (You can click this link to take you to the practice tracks that JaiLynn made).

There are 14 songs in this first video. Hit the forward arrow button to advance to the next song in the setlist.

 

Here are some others not included in the playlist above:

See Amid the Winter’s Snow

http://danforrest.com/music-catalog/see-amid-the-winters-snow/   (Use the first one!)

Winter Wonderland (This is a very clean version to listen to…you can hear the parts better than the one I have on YouTube.

Let It Go:

The Chanukah Song (This is only a partial recording:

http://www.jwpepper.com/sheet-music/media-player.jsp?&type=audio&productID=10010366

Iza Ngomso

 

Cartoon Christmas

http://www.jwpepper.com/sheet-music/media-player.jsp?&type=audio&productID=10452891

Spirit of the Season

 

NEW! All of the individual tracks (the part recordings that JaiLynn has been making) have been moved to the “PAGES” section of this blog. The link is called:

 

 

Nov 30

Thursday, December 1, 2016…It’s Opening Night!

Tree Pic 2014

SINGING CHRISTMAS TREE  (2016) TICKET INFORMATION!

The Singing Christmas Tree is being held in downtown Muskegon at the Frauenthal Center of the Performing Arts.  The dates are Dec 1st @ 7pm, Dec 2nd @ 7pm, and Dec 3rd at 3pm and 7pm.  

All Tickets to this year’s Tree productions are SOLD OUT! Thanks so much for your support and we look forward to sharing our music with you all! 

 

volunteer

NEW! PARENT VOLUNTEERS! Follow this link to see when you are signed up for Tree Week and for what job! You should have been contacted by your chairperson by now! Thanks for your support!

Parents, keep in mind that the show tonight (Wed) begins at 6:30pm, NOT 7pm like they do the remainder of the week!

If your chairperson did not tell you what time to be there (or your forgot), then you should arrive 30 minutes prior to the student check in (see the tree week student schedule under “Music Calendar” below.)

CLICK HERE!

notes

NEW! Tree Notes from Wednesday night’s rehearsal/show: 

Non-Musical Notes

We need to take this concert to the next level. We need to truly entertain, with our entire being. We must reflect the music in our faces at all times. Feel the music. Become one living choir, sharing our humanity! This MUST happen for us to truly be a success. This step will push many of you beyond your comfort zones. DO IT ANYWAY!  You deserve to enjoy this more, and so does your audience. Bear your souls people!

Priorities Today (Wednesday)

  1. That’s Christmas to Me-8

  2. Do You Hear What I Hear-4

  3. Iza Ngomso-5

  4. The Chanukah Song-9

  5. Lux Aurumque-7

  6. O Holy Night-6

  7. The Holly and the Ivy-3

  8. Winter Wonderland-10

  9. Jingle Bells-2

  10. Spirit of the Season-1

music calendar

 NEW! Thursday Dec. 1st ​​ (IT’S OPENING NIGHT!) AND Friday, Dec. 2nd

Eat dinner before arriving and do your homework if you can.

6:00pm-­6:15pm check in with attendance on the the 3rd floor.

7:00pm Performance 9:00ish Approx. end time of show.

Go directly home—make sure homework is done—get a good night’s rest.

Saturday, Dec. 3rd

Eat lunch before arriving.

2:05­-2:15pm check in with attendance on the the 3rd floor.

3:00pm Matinee Show. After the first show, head right back up to the 3rd floor for food-Texas Roadhouse!

5:00ish-­We will feed you dinner back up on the 3 rd floor. We may also show you a special Tree lighting show.

6:30pm Final line­up for our last show.

7:00pm ­Our last show!! 9:00ish­

End of our last show for the Singing Christmas Tree!!!

After the show, we have our Singing Tree party at Fricano’s for all who paid in advance.

Please have parents ready to pick you up immediately after rehearsals, performances and party!

We cannot have you hanging around downtown alone. We have families to see as well. Thanks!

 

publicity

Tree Publicity, 2016

NEW! MLive: http://www.mlive.com/news/muskegon/index.ssf/2016/11/240_singers_67_feet_the_talles.html

 

NEW! MLive article, featuring our Angel, Charles Poole III:  CLICK HERE!

 

NEW! WZZM-TV Spot! http://www.wzzm13.com/news/local/muskegon/singing-christmas-tree-in-place-at-fraeunthal-theater/357099013

NEW! We were named among the 10 best by USA Today:  CLICK HERE!

NEW! Fox News did a number of “LIVE” shoots today, including one featuring “The Quarter Notes!” CLICK HERE!

 

nyc

 NEW! NYC Payment due Dec. 1st!

 

lyrics

REMINDER! TREE SONG LYRICS: Here is a link to the lyrics to all of your songs. Special Thanks to Hayleigh Frantz for offering to type all of these  up for us!

Also, if you choose “Add Ons”, Then choose “Table of Contents” and then select, “Show In Sidebar” you will see a Table of Contents where you can click on any song and it will take you right to it. (All songs are currently in alphabetical order by song title, btw.

FOR TREE SONG LYRICS, CLICK HERE:

https://docs.google.com/a/monashores.net/document/d/1TmHIpyiHetICcr5UM7ZpgOjN1S8bze40gSe31VgkaA8/edit?usp=sharing

REMINDER: PRACTICE AND MEMORIZE YOUR TREE SONGS BELOW!

Want to listen to most of the songs at home? Here is a link to a good deal of them: (The version I have here for Chanukah Song isn’t really correct)

ALL OF THESE RECORDINGS ARE REFERENCE RECORDINGS ONLY AND ARE TO BE USED FOR PRACTICE PURPOSES ONLY! 

REMINDER! All of the individual tracks (the part recordings that JaiLynn has been making) have been moved to the “PAGES” section of this blog. The link is called: 

SINGING CHRISTMAS TREE REHEARSAL TRACKS (You can click this link to take you to the practice tracks that JaiLynn made).

There are 14 songs in this first video. Hit the forward arrow button to advance to the next song in the setlist.

 

Here are some others not included in the playlist above:

See Amid the Winter’s Snow

http://danforrest.com/music-catalog/see-amid-the-winters-snow/   (Use the first one!)

Winter Wonderland (This is a very clean version to listen to…you can hear the parts better than the one I have on YouTube.

Let It Go:

The Chanukah Song (This is only a partial recording:

http://www.jwpepper.com/sheet-music/media-player.jsp?&type=audio&productID=10010366

Iza Ngomso

 

Cartoon Christmas

http://www.jwpepper.com/sheet-music/media-player.jsp?&type=audio&productID=10452891

Spirit of the Season

 

NEW! All of the individual tracks (the part recordings that JaiLynn has been making) have been moved to the “PAGES” section of this blog. The link is called:

 

 

Nov 30

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Tree Pic 2014

SINGING CHRISTMAS TREE  (2016) TICKET INFORMATION!

The Singing Christmas Tree is being held in downtown Muskegon at the Frauenthal Center of the Performing Arts.  The dates are Dec 1st @ 7pm, Dec 2nd @ 7pm, and Dec 3rd at 3pm and 7pm.  

All Tickets to this year’s Tree productions are SOLD OUT! Thanks so much for your support and we look forward to sharing our music with you all! 

 

volunteer

NEW! Parent Volunteers! Follow this link to see when you are signed up for Tree Week and for what job! You should have been contacted by your chairperson by now! Thanks for your support!

If your chairperson did not tell you what time to be there (or your forgot), then you should arrive 30 minutes prior to the student check in (see the tree week student schedule under “Music Calendar” below.)

CLICK HERE!

notes

NEW! Tree Notes from Tuesday night’s rehearsal: 

Non-Musical Notes

  1. Once you check in upstairs, you are not to leave the floor without permission. (directly from the Zuidemas!)

  2. Here is the menu between shows on Saturday. It is nearly impossible to accommodate very allergy, vegan, vegetarian, etc.. as the food is being donated. On the other hand, if you are a very serious vegetarian/vegan or have food allergies, let me know today. You may need to bring your own food down though. The menu is: Pulled pork, loaded mashed potatoes(cheese, bacon, butter), Corn, Rolls with butter.

  3. Tomorrow is wear a tacky Christmas sweater day (for opening night). Friday, we wear our Tree shirts.

MUSICAL NOTES

  1. Siyahamba-Sounded Nice! Balcony people can move more slowly. It all starts with the line leaders! Nice job soloists! We are going to film you again tonight, so don’t be surprised.

  2. Winter’s Night-I was very pleased! Wonderful use of the quieter dynamics!

  3. Gloria-Sounded GREAT!

  4. O Come, All Ye Faithful-Words were sketch…Not horrible, but not awesome either.

  5. That’s Christmas to Me…Much better, but lots of people forget the part where you DO NOT say “TO” and then you go into the ME thing that goes up! Nice solos! They missed Maggie’s in the mic…Boo them!

  6. Away in a Manger-Much improved from the previous day, especially the harmony parts. Could be softer on the melody parts sung in unison still.

  7. Do You Hear What I Hear-Fairly horrifying most of the time, from my point of view….Treble Choir, we need you to dig deep and do your part!

  8. Let It Go-This went really well. I struggle to hear the bass line, but I get it….Overall, very fun!! Nice Job!

  9. Cartoon Christmas-Great Solo Noah! Overall, I thought this went well. I do feel you are sometimes sketch on lyrics….

  10. Iza Ngomso-I had on headphones so I could hear the track well. I felt it went better for sure compared to Monday. I do think you can sing out MORE on this one and it would be much more amazing. Some people don’t know the text well enough to sing with confidence. Work on that!

  11. See Amid the Winter’s Snow-Gorgeous! Really nice job on this one choir!

  12. The Chanukah Song-Pretty nice. I would still like to review the all girls section and the last “We are Lights” refrains. Nice solos! Jennifer, listen carefully to that track. You are almost rushing a bit.

  13. Lux Aurumque-I felt this was improved as well. But, in the Canunt section where it keeps getting louder, sopranos over sang and it got WAY out of tune. You sharped A LOT! Still could work more on gravisque section. Quartet, you are moving on beat too early before we go into the ending long note. Haley W.-Great Job!

  14. O Holy Night-A nightmare. Totally wrong text begin sung. Entrances not being made….

  15. The Holly and the Ivy-Nice Job Elliot. Basses don’t rush your solo section that follows the tenors! Learn you words! We added this one to the practice blog last week!

  16. Winter Wonderland-Nice! Good job using quieter dynamics. You don’t know the last page turn though…that’s yucky.

  17. Jingle Bells-Nice solo Liam. Really listen to that track. It nearly got away from you a couple of times. Guys, your solo sections are not good at all. The scat doesn’t sound too bad!

  18. Spirit of the Season-Was decent overall, except for the words and few sketchy entrances….

Priorities Today

O Holy Night

Do You Hear What I Hear

Jingle Bells (Singer guys mainly)

Spirit of the Season

O Come All Ye Faithful

The Holly and the Ivy

The Chanukah song (girls section and final refrain)

That’s Christmas To Me (just the section where there is no “To”

Lux-Review from Calida forward…

Iza Ngomso-Fast parts with lots of words

Cartoon Christmas-For some of the text and sequence.

Away in Manger-Be quieter

 

music calendar

NEW! Wednesday, Nov. 30th (Meijer Community Night. Wear Uniforms)

School all day. After school—do your homework if you can. Eat dinner before arriving – it is very important to eat

5:35 – 5:45 check in with attendance on the 3 rd floor.

6:30pm Final dress rehearsal begins. We will have a big audience this night too! Go directly home—make sure homework is done—get a good night’s rest.

We should be done by 8:30pm. Please be ready to pick up your child at that time!

 

Thursday Dec. 1st ​​ (IT’S OPENING NIGHT!) & Friday, Dec. 2nd

Eat dinner before arriving and do your homework if you can.

6:00­6:15 check in with attendance on the the 3rd floor.

7:00pm Performance 9:30ish Approx. end time of show.

Go directly home—make sure homework is done—get a good night’s rest.

Saturday, Dec. 3rd

Eat lunch before arriving.

2:05­-2:15pm check in with attendance on the the 3rd floor.

3:00pm Matinee Show. After the first show, head right back up to the 3rd floor for food-Texas Roadhouse!

5:30ish-­We will feed you dinner back up on the 3 rd floor. We may also show you a special Tree lighting show.

6:30pm Final line­up for our last show.

7:00pm ­Our last show!! 9:30ish­

End of our last show for the Singing Christmas Tree!!!

After the show, we have our Singing Tree party at Fricano’s for all who paid in advance.

Please have parents ready to pick you up immediately after rehearsals, performances and party!

We cannot have you hanging around downtown alone. We have families to see as well. Thanks!

 

publicity

Tree Publicity, 2016

NEW! MLive: http://www.mlive.com/news/muskegon/index.ssf/2016/11/240_singers_67_feet_the_talles.html

 

NEW! MLive article, featuring our Angel, Charles Poole III:  CLICK HERE!

 

NEW! WZZM-TV Spot! http://www.wzzm13.com/news/local/muskegon/singing-christmas-tree-in-place-at-fraeunthal-theater/357099013

NEW! We were named among the 10 best by USA Today:  CLICK HERE!

NEW! Fox News did a number of “LIVE” shoots today, including one featuring “The Quarter Notes!” CLICK HERE!

 

lyrics

REMINDER! TREE SONG LYRICS: Here is a link to the lyrics to all of your songs. Special Thanks to Hayleigh Frantz for offering to type all of these  up for us!

Also, if you choose “Add Ons”, Then choose “Table of Contents” and then select, “Show In Sidebar” you will see a Table of Contents where you can click on any song and it will take you right to it. (All songs are currently in alphabetical order by song title, btw.

FOR TREE SONG LYRICS, CLICK HERE:

https://docs.google.com/a/monashores.net/document/d/1TmHIpyiHetICcr5UM7ZpgOjN1S8bze40gSe31VgkaA8/edit?usp=sharing

REMINDER: PRACTICE AND MEMORIZE YOUR TREE SONGS BELOW!

Want to listen to most of the songs at home? Here is a link to a good deal of them: (The version I have here for Chanukah Song isn’t really correct)

ALL OF THESE RECORDINGS ARE REFERENCE RECORDINGS ONLY AND ARE TO BE USED FOR PRACTICE PURPOSES ONLY! 

REMINDER! All of the individual tracks (the part recordings that JaiLynn has been making) have been moved to the “PAGES” section of this blog. The link is called: 

SINGING CHRISTMAS TREE REHEARSAL TRACKS (You can click this link to take you to the practice tracks that JaiLynn made).

There are 14 songs in this first video. Hit the forward arrow button to advance to the next song in the setlist.

 

Here are some others not included in the playlist above:

See Amid the Winter’s Snow

http://danforrest.com/music-catalog/see-amid-the-winters-snow/   (Use the first one!)

Winter Wonderland (This is a very clean version to listen to…you can hear the parts better than the one I have on YouTube.

Let It Go:

The Chanukah Song (This is only a partial recording:

http://www.jwpepper.com/sheet-music/media-player.jsp?&type=audio&productID=10010366

Iza Ngomso

 

Cartoon Christmas

http://www.jwpepper.com/sheet-music/media-player.jsp?&type=audio&productID=10452891

Spirit of the Season

 

NEW! All of the individual tracks (the part recordings that JaiLynn has been making) have been moved to the “PAGES” section of this blog. The link is called:

 

nyc

 NEW! NYC Payment due Dec. 1st!

 

 

Nov 28

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Tree Pic 2014

SINGING CHRISTMAS TREE  (2016) TICKET INFORMATION!

The Singing Christmas Tree is being held in downtown Muskegon at the Frauenthal Center of the Performing Arts.  The dates are Dec 1st @ 7pm, Dec 2nd @ 7pm, and Dec 3rd at 3pm and 7pm.  

All Tickets to this year’s Tree productions are SOLD OUT! Thanks so much for your support and we look forward to sharing our music with you all! 

 

volunteer

NEW! Parent Volunteers! Follow this link to see when you are signed up for Tree Week and for what job! You should have been contacted by your chairperson by now! Thanks for your support!

If your chairperson did not tell you what time to be there (or your forgot), then you should arrive 30 minutes prior to the student check in (see the tree week student schedule under “Music Calendar” below.)

CLICK HERE!

stopwatch

NEW! Including today, we have 0 rehearsals left until Tree Week…It’s here!

NEW! Don’t let me forget to do these things today (TUESDAY): 

A) Hand out shoes to those that were absent on Friday. (Haley Baker?, Brendan Harter and Isaiah Moffett).

 

NEW! Tree Notes from Monday night’s rehearsal: 

  1. Winter’s Night–Don’t oversing, especially if you are at all unsure of the part. Let the leaders who really know the music lead. Overall, the piece needs to be more quiet. Parts need to better learned and known!

  2. That’s Christmas To Me–Still struggling with this piece, especially starting with Michael’s solo….

  3. Away in a Manger-This one also needs to be much quieter. The harmony sections are still fairly rough.

  4. Iza Ngomso-Need to really get used to the speed of the track. Struggled with tempo (myself included).

  5. The Chanukah Song–overall nice. The girls only section is kind of weak, as are the choruses.

  6. Lux Aurumque-Gravisque section is not quality.

  7. Winter Wonderland-Nice! Can lay back on the volume overall on this one too.

  8. Overall very smooth processional rehearsal! Nice job line leaders. Shea Farr…where were you?

  9. If you are in the Tree, please turn your body slightly toward the center as to make a bit more room for all. Some of the end people are practically falling off!

 

music calendar

NEW! Tuesday, Nov. 29th (Official Picture Night, wear your choir uniform!)

School all day. After school—do your homework if you can. Eat dinner before arriving – it is very important to eat

5:45 – 5:55 check in with attendance on the 3rd floor and stay there until called down.

6:00 dress rehearsal begins. After rehearsal, we take the group picture.

9:00 rehearsal ends (approx.) Go directly home – make sure homework is done – have a good night’s rest

Wednesday, Nov. 30th (Meijer Community Night.)

School all day. After school—do your homework if you can. Eat dinner before arriving – it is very important to eat

5:35 – 5:45 check in with attendance on the 3 rd floor.

6:30pm Final dress rehearsal begins. We will have a big audience this night too! Go directly home—make sure homework is done—get a good night’s rest.

Thursday Dec. 1st ​​ (IT’S OPENING NIGHT!) & Friday, Dec. 2nd

Eat dinner before arriving and do your homework if you can.

6:00­6:15 check in with attendance on the the 3rd floor.

7:00pm Performance 9:30ish Approx. end time of show.

Go directly home—make sure homework is done—get a good night’s rest.

Saturday, Dec. 3rd

Eat lunch before arriving.

2:05­-2:15pm check in with attendance on the the 3rd floor.

3:00pm Matinee Show. After the first show, head right back up to the 3rd floor for food-Texas Roadhouse!

5:30ish-­We will feed you dinner back up on the 3 rd floor. We may also show you a special Tree lighting show.

6:30pm Final line­up for our last show.

7:00pm ­Our last show!! 9:30ish­

End of our last show for the Singing Christmas Tree!!!

After the show, we have our Singing Tree party at Fricano’s for all who paid in advance.

Please have parents ready to pick you up immediately after rehearsals, performances and party!

We cannot have you hanging around downtown alone. We have families to see as well. Thanks!

fricanos

LAST DAY TODAY! We will again be having an after Tree pizza party at Fricanos Pizza Restaurant after the Saturday night Tree. The cost for YOU is just $5 (it costs us $9 but we use your fund raising money to pay the difference!) The money is due no later than TUESDAY, November 29th. For new freshman, this is typically an event attending by 200+ students of the choir and orchestra…it is a fun and well attended event.

 

publicity

Tree Publicity, 2016

MLive: http://www.mlive.com/news/muskegon/index.ssf/2016/11/240_singers_67_feet_the_talles.html

 

lyrics

REMINDER! TREE SONG LYRICS: Here is a link to the lyrics to all of your songs. Special Thanks to Hayleigh Frantz for offering to type all of these  up for us!

Also, if you choose “Add Ons”, Then choose “Table of Contents” and then select, “Show In Sidebar” you will see a Table of Contents where you can click on any song and it will take you right to it. (All songs are currently in alphabetical order by song title, btw.

FOR TREE SONG LYRICS, CLICK HERE:

https://docs.google.com/a/monashores.net/document/d/1TmHIpyiHetICcr5UM7ZpgOjN1S8bze40gSe31VgkaA8/edit?usp=sharing

REMINDER: PRACTICE AND MEMORIZE YOUR TREE SONGS BELOW!

Want to listen to most of the songs at home? Here is a link to a good deal of them: (The version I have here for Chanukah Song isn’t really correct)

ALL OF THESE RECORDINGS ARE REFERENCE RECORDINGS ONLY AND ARE TO BE USED FOR PRACTICE PURPOSES ONLY! 

REMINDER! All of the individual tracks (the part recordings that JaiLynn has been making) have been moved to the “PAGES” section of this blog. The link is called: 

SINGING CHRISTMAS TREE REHEARSAL TRACKS (You can click this link to take you to the practice tracks that JaiLynn made).

There are 14 songs in this first video. Hit the forward arrow button to advance to the next song in the setlist.

 

Here are some others not included in the playlist above:

See Amid the Winter’s Snow

http://danforrest.com/music-catalog/see-amid-the-winters-snow/   (Use the first one!)

Winter Wonderland (This is a very clean version to listen to…you can hear the parts better than the one I have on YouTube.

Let It Go:

The Chanukah Song (This is only a partial recording:

http://www.jwpepper.com/sheet-music/media-player.jsp?&type=audio&productID=10010366

Iza Ngomso

 

Cartoon Christmas

http://www.jwpepper.com/sheet-music/media-player.jsp?&type=audio&productID=10452891

Spirit of the Season

 

NEW! All of the individual tracks (the part recordings that JaiLynn has been making) have been moved to the “PAGES” section of this blog. The link is called:

 

nyc

 NEW! NYC Payment due Dec. 1st!

 

 

Nov 27

Monday, November 28, 2016 It’s Tree Week!

Tree Pic 2014

SINGING CHRISTMAS TREE  (2016) TICKET INFORMATION!

The Singing Christmas Tree is being held in downtown Muskegon at the Frauenthal Center of the Performing Arts.  The dates are Dec 1st @ 7pm, Dec 2nd @ 7pm, and Dec 3rd at 3pm and 7pm.  

All Tickets to this year’s Tree productions are SOLD OUT! Thanks so much for your support and we look forward to sharing our music with you all! 

 

volunteer

NEW! Parent Volunteers! Follow this link to see when you are signed up for Tree Week and for what job! You should have been contacted by your chairperson by now! Thanks for your support!

CLICK HERE!

stopwatch

NEW! Including today, we have 0 rehearsals left until Tree Week…It’s here!

NEW! Don’t let me forget to do these things today (TUESDAY): 

A) Hand out shoes to those that were absent on Friday. (Abby Parmer, Haley Baker, Emily Baisch, Brendan Harter).

 

music calendar

NEW! Monday, Nov. 28th (Wear your regular clothes)

School all day. After school—do your homework if you can. Eat dinner before arriving – it is very important to eat.

5:45 – 5:55 check in with attendance on the 3 rd floor and stay there.

6:00 rehearsal begins

9:00 rehearsal ends (approx.) Go directly home – make sure homework is done – have a good night’s rest

Tuesday, Nov. 29th (Official Picture Night, wear your choir uniform!)

School all day. After school—do your homework if you can. Eat dinner before arriving – it is very important to eat

5:45 – 5:55 check in with attendance on the 3rd floor and stay there until called down.

6:00 dress rehearsal begins. After rehearsal, we take the group picture.

9:00 rehearsal ends (approx.) Go directly home – make sure homework is done – have a good night’s rest

Wednesday, Nov. 30th (Meijer Community Night.)

School all day. After school—do your homework if you can. Eat dinner before arriving – it is very important to eat

5:35 – 5:45 check in with attendance on the 3 rd floor.

6:30pm Final dress rehearsal begins. We will have a big audience this night too! Go directly home—make sure homework is done—get a good night’s rest.

Thursday Dec. 1st ​​ (IT’S OPENING NIGHT!) & Friday, Dec. 2nd

Eat dinner before arriving and do your homework if you can.

6:00­6:15 check in with attendance on the the 3rd floor.

7:00pm Performance 9:30ish Approx. end time of show.

Go directly home—make sure homework is done—get a good night’s rest.

Saturday, Dec. 3rd

Eat lunch before arriving.

2:05­-2:15pm check in with attendance on the the 3rd floor.

3:00pm Matinee Show. After the first show, head right back up to the 3rd floor for food-Texas Roadhouse!

5:30ish-­We will feed you dinner back up on the 3 rd floor. We may also show you a special Tree lighting show.

6:30pm Final line­up for our last show.

7:00pm­Our last show!! 9:30ish­

End of our last show for the Singing Christmas Tree!!!

After the show, we have our Singing Tree party at Fricano’s for all who paid in advance.

Please have parents ready to pick you up immediately after rehearsals, performances and party!

We cannot have you hanging around downtown alone. We have families to see as well. Thanks!

fricanos

REMINDER! We will again be having an after Tree pizza party at Fricanos Pizza Restaurant after the Saturday night Tree. The cost for YOU is just $5 (it costs us $9 but we use your fund raising money to pay the difference!) The money is due no later than TUESDAY, November 29th. For new freshman, this is typically an event attending by 200+ students of the choir and orchestra…it is a fun and well attended event.

 

publicity

Tree Publicity, 2016

MLive: http://www.mlive.com/news/muskegon/index.ssf/2016/11/240_singers_67_feet_the_talles.html

 

lyrics

REMINDER! TREE SONG LYRICS: Here is a link to the lyrics to all of your songs. Special Thanks to Hayleigh Frantz for offering to type all of these  up for us!

Also, if you choose “Add Ons”, Then choose “Table of Contents” and then select, “Show In Sidebar” you will see a Table of Contents where you can click on any song and it will take you right to it. (All songs are currently in alphabetical order by song title, btw.

FOR TREE SONG LYRICS, CLICK HERE:

https://docs.google.com/a/monashores.net/document/d/1TmHIpyiHetICcr5UM7ZpgOjN1S8bze40gSe31VgkaA8/edit?usp=sharing

REMINDER: PRACTICE AND MEMORIZE YOUR TREE SONGS BELOW!

Want to listen to most of the songs at home? Here is a link to a good deal of them: (The version I have here for Chanukah Song isn’t really correct)

ALL OF THESE RECORDINGS ARE REFERENCE RECORDINGS ONLY AND ARE TO BE USED FOR PRACTICE PURPOSES ONLY! 

REMINDER! All of the individual tracks (the part recordings that JaiLynn has been making) have been moved to the “PAGES” section of this blog. The link is called: 

SINGING CHRISTMAS TREE REHEARSAL TRACKS (You can click this link to take you to the practice tracks that JaiLynn made).

There are 14 songs in this first video. Hit the forward arrow button to advance to the next song in the setlist.

 

Here are some others not included in the playlist above:

See Amid the Winter’s Snow

http://danforrest.com/music-catalog/see-amid-the-winters-snow/   (Use the first one!)

Winter Wonderland (This is a very clean version to listen to…you can hear the parts better than the one I have on YouTube.

Let It Go:

The Chanukah Song (This is only a partial recording:

http://www.jwpepper.com/sheet-music/media-player.jsp?&type=audio&productID=10010366

Iza Ngomso

 

Cartoon Christmas

http://www.jwpepper.com/sheet-music/media-player.jsp?&type=audio&productID=10452891

Spirit of the Season

 

NEW! All of the individual tracks (the part recordings that JaiLynn has been making) have been moved to the “PAGES” section of this blog. The link is called:

 

nyc

 NEW! NYC Payment due Dec. 1st!

 

 

Nov 27

We are short staffed down at Tree today (Sunday) No experience necessary!

Tree Pic

HELP! There are not enough parents working downtown to get the Tree set-up. Please head downtown, even if for just a short while. THEY NEED YOU! (Posted at 11:12am, Sunday). I really does take a Village…and our village is simply too small right now!

Enter through the glassed in doors for the Beardsley Theater.

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